Rescuers scrambled to help anglers on Anglesey shore

A file picture of Lligwy Beach near Moelfre on Anglesey
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Rescuers were last night scrambled to help anglers believed to be in distress on an Anglesey beach. Their cries for help had seemingly been heard in the Moelfre area.

A lifeboat crew and others were deployed but the fishermen were able to sort out any problem themselves. HM Coastguard said the incident was a classed as a "false alarm with good intent".

A HM Coastguard spokesman told North Wales Live that it was alerted at 10.54pm last night to a report of "shouts for help" at Traeth Lligwy, or Lligwy Beach, west of Moelfre. Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat and a local coastguard team were sent to the scene.

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They located the fishermen who it is believed asked for help because of the tide but they managed to sort it out themselves, said a spokesman.